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Palm Springs Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palm Springs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Jay G.
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We wanted to put on a dinner at our house for our Advisory Board and Senior Management team. The problem is that after a long day of meetings who has the energy to cook? So we decided to search for a personal chef that could put together a meal that would rival a five star restaurant. Michael and his staff showed up on time and not only knocked the meal out of the park, they also cleaned up! I would highly recommend Gourmet Your Way Catering and Personal Chef!

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis M.
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Jose is very responsive and has great service, along with him being a great chef of course! He traveled to my parents house for us to do a tasting for our wedding and we were blown away. It was amazing. We got so many compliments from our friends and family about how good the food was. With that being said I have a couple nitpicky complaints for constructive feedback: The plates and silverware were not what we had originally discussed at the tasting. They were supposed to be the nice plastic that looked real and we got clear which looked cheesy to us. It could have had to do with the fact that we did the tasting about a year in advance and things could have been forgotten or overlooked but the change was never communicated to us. Also, my husband requested to have a spicy BBQ sauce during our tasting and the BBQ sauce was on the side at that time. We discussed having spicy and mild options. I was very excited for the pulled pork at the wedding but it had spicy BBQ sauce all over it! I thought it was going to be on the side, like it was during the tasting. It was so spicy that I couldn't even eat it. :( One of our aunts was not able to eat any of the meat because it was "too peppery" but that was the only other complaint that we got. Other than that everyone loved it. Everything was great and I would still highly recommend Mr. WorldWide Catering, it just wasn't quite perfect for my event.

  • 28 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Chef William was incredibly professional from the first phone call until that last hand shake good bye. He made himself available by phone, email or text at all hours of the day to facilitate the event planning at a time that was convenient for me. He was upbeat and enthusiastic about the event- open to suggestions, offering solutions, and always service oriented. He went over and beyond what I would have expected a chef to do all in an effort to make the event run smoothly and take some of the pressure off of me. That kind of blew me away. And the food was exceptional. I mean, really, really good— and that sentiment was shared among all my guests. And probably most surprising is that this first class service and exceptional food preparation came at an extremely reasonable price. I’ve hired many personal chefs for events over the years (and, in fact, used to own an event company) and I can say that Chef William is among the best. - M. Moynihan. Del Mar, CA

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Tony B.
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HI all, My wife and I hired Jessica as our wedding coordinator for our 4 day wedding in February of 2017 in the La Quinta area. We live in Los Angeles, so we were looking for a pro who know the area well, and could help us with the planning, local vendor recommendations, supplies, etc. I can tell you this much, we were lucky to have found her. She is very proactive, straightforward, quick thinking, fast acting, and is moving a mile a minute. She hooked us up with her own professional bar, wait staff and chefs she has acquired relationships with over years of working events. She gave us recommendations on who to use for flowers, ice, booze, etc. She met us a few times on and off site to game plan for our multiple days of events, and made sure things ran smoothly throughout. We had negotiated fees, wages, timeframes all in advance, and by the time the weekend was over, everything was as it should have been and checked out. No funny business or discrepancies. Overall, she is just the sweetest lady, who wants to provide a great experience, so you don't have to worry about this and that. She's on it, is one sharp person, and very resourceful. I would highly recommend you give her a call for any size event, as she can handle both intimate and large scale. Thx so much for helping our wedding weekend to be so great and memorable!

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi M.
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Jeff is truly an amazing chef. He went above and beyond our expectations. Our children were so impressed with his pizza, the salmon and steak were prepared perfectly. Our guest were happy he was clean efficient and on time. He will forever be our private chef when we return to Palm Springs. Thank you Jeff. we hope to see you soon.

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
ROULA T.
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I've known and worked with Chef Sarena Nelson for a few years, she always takes pride in her creations and is by far one of the best Chefs I've met.

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Dianne A.
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Chef Julian prepared our anniversary dinner at a home we rented in Palm Springs. It was BEYOND AMAZING! He was so great in planning our special meal and easy to work with. We were able to stay by the pool and enjoy without worrying about a thing! Appetizers, salad, main course and dessert were just perfect. He was so organized, set our table, helped with wine pairing and cleaned up everything. Very professional and a great guy! Wish he lived in our state!!! We are still talking about our molten chocolate cake!!!!!

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Jacob Perez
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Talia J.
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Jacob's food is dynamite. I highly recommend his private chef services.

Tra An Cuisine
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane T.
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Tra is literally the most creative and awesome chef I've ever met

Royal Bash Event Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Mark W.
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What a party! We were wowed from the very first moment we entered the venue. Every single detail was perfect. There were not just wines and food but the right wines to go with the scrumptious food that was presented in unexpected and delightful ways. I can’t wait for the next soirée you guys arrange.

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa L.
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Chef Mark is an amazing chef! He was very professional. I had a small dinner party with friends. I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Since I am on a low carb diet. After speaking with him he created a Menu to fit my diet restrict but also carter to my friends non restricted diet. Appetizer was fried calamari with sweet and sour sauce. The salad was a fresh Ahi Tuna salad. The entree was mouth watering pan seared Scallops with lemongrass carrot ginger purée. Lastly was dessert which I could only have a taste of my friends apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and homemade salted caramel. It was to hard to resist. Chef Mark made fresh berries with he’s own whipping cream!

Anthony Cruz
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amelyn M.
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Chef Anthony was so easy to work with. He was very flexible and responded quickly with any questions or concerns I had. He arrived on time, served and explain every dish and left the kitchen spotless. He was delightful and a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable and was very open to share recipes and tips for cooking vegan food. He was easy to talk to and was very professional. His food was excellent. I am not vegan, but arranged for a vegan chef because of my friend's dietary preference. All the non-vegan guests also enjoyed the meal. He designed menus for me to choose from Mexican, Italian and American. We chose the Mexican cuisine. I would highly recommend him. His price point for a 3 course meal serving 7 people was absolutely reasonable. The food as well as the presentation was so beautifully done. I wish him much success! Menu- Starter: Mexican corn entree: roasted cauliflower tacos Dessert: Mexican chocolate cheesecake

Drem Events
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Christine H.
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Martha at Drem Events hired my catering company, Top Cat Caterers, to work a special event, a 20-guest, plated dinner. When we showed up to prepare the food, everything was perfectly organized and ready to go. The table scape and backyard looked absolutely gorgeous! I was so impressed! Martha and her staff are professional, personable, and really do go above and beyond to be sure every detail is taken care of. I can't recommend this company highly enough!

DeliciosoOnline
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Maribel P.
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Thea teaches cooking classes to the local youth in our shelter. She is an EXTRAORDINARY chef and instructor but what brings her to shine is her ability to relate with our youth. We are extremely grateful to have Thea and her keen cooking talents with us. She has been able to introduce new cultures to the youth and their taste buds, but has most importantly fostered their talents, built on their creativity and tested their strengths/weaknesses. Thea has gone above and beyond to help our organization and our youth in the kitchen and beyond our doors and their lives. Thank YOu!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I provide the comfort of home cooking with the quality taste you want from your favorite restaurant. It's like bringing "Chef Mom" into the kitchen. I cook, I educate and I truly enjoy what I do. My abilities are as limitless as your imagination.

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I can create menus that are tailor-made to clients and their individual needs. I am able to cook a variety of different cuisines from French to Japanese.

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Personal chef services are provided for small and intimate dinners for two or large cocktail parties. I work with my clients to develop the ideal menu specific to their tastes, including accommodating dietary restrictions and appropriate budgets for meals. I can make packaged meals on a weekly/daily basis or cook in my client's home for more personal meals. The rates are based on the service level expected with daily, weekly, or monthly rates for in-home meals as well as preplanned/packaged meal pricing.

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My personal, hands on approach to the job at hand and to the clients every personal needs.

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I have been a professional chef since 1982. I've worked for many .com companies. I have a college certification in nutrition. Over my career, I have cooked for many celebrities and high-profile events. I can do simple cooking in your home meals or large catering. I shop at local farmers' markets. I use simple fresh ingredients with no GMO or hormones. I stress food safety and sanitation. Enjoy your meals prepared for you by someone who is enthusiastic about food and easy to work with. Bon Appetit!

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I am a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. I have my own catering company, and I am an executive chef for a fine dining restaurant. My services go from cooking for private dinner parties of 6 or more, to large catered events.

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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